6-time convicted drunken driver sentenced to probation

Posted at 1:24 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 20:13:57-04

AURORA, Colo. -- Despite having five previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol, a judge sentenced Doyle Carmack to serve only probation on his sixth conviction. 

The District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District announced displeasure over the court's sentencing -- a total of five years of probation and 75 hours of community service. 

Following his arrest, Carmack, 54, immediately posted his bail, meaning he didn't spend any time in jail for his sixth conviction of DUI. 

In 1997, 1996, 1991 and 1987, Carmack also faced charges of driving under the influence. Two of his previous convictions were felony convictions.

Officials say current laws which fail to mandate a minimum sentence fail to protect members of the community from drunken drivers. 

"While Colorado's one-year-old felony DUI law was a step in the right direction, it lacks the promise of prison need to protect our community from those who drive dangerously drunk on our roads over and over and over again," District Attorney George Brauchler said. 

Carmack received his sentencing on July 29 -- more than four months after he was pulled over for driving under the influence in his pickup truck on March 16.